School of Indigenous Studies

Ashley Truscott


UWA Law Graduate Ashley Truscott

I am a Noongar/Yamatji, born in East Fremantle and lived in Perth all my life. I previously worked at the ALS as a Legal Education/ Media Officer and was awarded the Robert Riley Scholarship in 2000 to study Law at UWA after completing the Aboriginal Pre-Law Course.

I had a break from study in 2003 and worked in various industries including mining where I was a Process Operator with Minara Resources at the Murrin Murrin Nickel mine site for three years. In the middle of 2008 I returned to study to complete the Bachelor of Laws and will now graduate in September 2011 after completing the course in February this year. In 2010 I obtained a Cadetship with the Department of Defence working for the VCDF Group - Battlespace Awareness Directorate and worked in Canberra and Leeuwin Barracks as a Research Officer.

The Department of Defence, School of Indigenous Studies and UWA Law School provided me with much needed support to complete my law degree. I am now working for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at the WA State Office.